NHS chief receives CBE

Chief executive of the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Michael Brodie has been awarded a CBE for services to health, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2022. During the national fight against coronavirus, Brodie continued to lead NHSBSA while also answering the call to become interim chief executive at the then Public Health England (PHE), following the announcement of its pending abolition in August 2020. Both the NHSBSA and PHE played pivotal roles in the pandemic, with the NHSBSA setting up around 50 new services to support the national effort and PHE leading on public safety and many aspects of the national response.

Brodie returned to the NHSBSA full time in October 2021 after overseeing the successful transition of PHE into the UK Health Security Agency and Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

He said: “I am honoured to accept this award, and I do so on behalf of two amazing organisations and the people who served in them, that have done such crucial work during the most difficult period in recent times for public health.

“What we’ve experienced during the pandemic has been truly heartbreaking. The loss of life, the health and care system challenged like never before, and the uncertainty around when it would end. I’m passionate about the NHS – I believe it’s our nation’s greatest institution and, like many, wanted to do all I could to support our frontline colleagues. Everyone stepped up to help because it was the right thing to do and I’m incredibly proud of what has been achieved during this time and of all of my colleagues who gave all of themselves to the response.”

Published on page 24 of the July 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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